DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach Public Library kicked off the Centennial celebration year on its 99th birthday, April 11, 2012 with a ceremony and party to debut the Library’s Centennial banners and officially begin the activities to celebrate this milestone. More than 75 community members including: city officials, Library Board members and volunteers and community dignitaries, attended this festive event that included music, a cocktail reception sponsored by Sundy House and a beautiful Centennial cake provided by Publix Supermarkets. Among the guests were Centennial Committee Chairpersons Joann Haros, a member of the Woman’s Club formerly known as the Ladies Improvement Association that began the Library in 1913 and community member Dorothy MacDiarmid. Many special events are being planned throughout the next twelve months to celebrate the Library’s Centennial year. Summer events include: • June 21st – Dine Out for a Cause at 50 Ocean with Celebrity Chef Kerry Morrissey • July 25th – Dine Out for a Cause at the Sundy House • August 9 & 10th – Delray Beach Tastemakers 2012 • August 18th – Beach, Barbeque & Books at the Delray Beach Club including Olympic volleyball stars • Many more to follow For further information on the many programs at the Library, or to get involved with the Public Library Centennial celebration, visit www.delraylibrary.org or call 561-266-0775.